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The Sound of Imitation


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“The Sound of Imitation” There is a sound that the leader of Israel would make when it was time for war. God would have them blow the shofar. When you are out of position when its time for God to move you its painful. But if you are secure and tight in the position that God last left you in. It’s easy for him to remove you from your current location on your journey (Stephanie’s staples, loses one hurt because it had to be maneuvered but the ones that were still tight S, came out with ease.) So it’s important to get into and stay into position so when you hear the sound of war you are ready to be plucked by God from this position and placed in the next position for the next assignment. How do we get out of position. What keeps you from hearing the sound. The call to war. I’m glad you asked. The book of Hosea 4:6 KJVS [6] My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Satan is a spirit being who seeks to frustrate God’s plans and lead his people into a rebellious state. But he wasn’t always known as Satan. In the beginning Satan was known as Lucifer the anointed cherub. In Latin it means, “Light bearer”. It’s his mission to make sure that you are confused as to what sound you are hearing. LUCIFER: Hebrew #1966 HEYLEL The morning star, shining one It is in Ezekiel 28:11-19 where we get a good description and understanding of Lucifer the anointed cherub. Ezekiel 28:11-19 KJVS [11] Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, [12] Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God ; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. [13] Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. [14] Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so : thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. [15] Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. [16] By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. [17] Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. [18] Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. [19] All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. Ezekiel says in verse 12 ...”thou sealest up the sum...” meaning giving the finishing touch to all that constitutes completeness. Let’s look at verses 13 and 14. The jewels made into Lucifer’s body for covering are extremely familiar. Exodus 28:17-21 talks about the breastplate that the priest wore into the Most Holy Place when he made sacrifices each year for the children of Israel. Exodus 28:17-22 KJVS [17] And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row. [18] And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. [19] And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. [20] And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings. [21] And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes. [22] And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends of wreathen work of pure gold. Lucifer had nine of the twelve stones mentioned as a covering for his body. The priest job was to cover Israel and submit a sacrifice for the atonement for their sin. In Ezekiel 28:14 God said of Lucifer ...”Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth: and I have set thee so.” Could it be that maybe one of Lucifer’s jobs spiritually was the same as the priest’s job naturally…to cover Israel? Lucifer’s body was covered in jewels. Scripture is clear that he will be cast down, destroyed and brought down to ashes, meaning total humility (verse 16-18). But I have not found scripture that says any of the coverings or items he was made of was removed from him, other than the anointing of God and his position in God. This I suppose is the reason he can be transformed into an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ...”For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. “When light reflects off of a jewel, there is a seemingly transforming splendor because of the cuts and hues of the gem. Whether it is false or genuine is only determined by the professional, or our case those with true discernment. Light moves on sound waves. God spoke. Jesus responded to what was spoken and light was created off of a sound. Genesis 1:3 KJVS [3] And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. So what is it that Satan really wants. You car your house. We always say he wants your faith. But I’m beginning to think maybe that’s not his ultimate goal. Satan doesn’t want to steal your faith. He was to manipulate what you have faith in. Sound. He wants to you listen to his voice so you can create things he can play with. His voice doesn’t create, it imitates and manipulates. So what is it Satan wants. Isaiah 14:12-16 gives us a narrative understanding of Lucifer’s fall from grace. Isaiah also gives us a glimpse of our victory through Jesus over him, declaring what we will say when we finally see him face to face. But what do we ask was Lucifer’s sin? The basic sin of Satan seems to be pride, as noted from Ezekiel 28:17. Isaiah pictures his pride expressed in determined rebellion. Notice the five occurrences of “I will” in verses 13-14: 1. “I will ascend to heaven.” Since Satan had access to the very presence of God as the leading cherub (Ezekiel 28:13-14), this assertion does not mean he would visit, but abide there. It means that he desired to occupy the abode of God, desiring equal recognition with God. 2. “I will raise my throne above the stars of God.” The stars are references to angels. Satan already was the greatest angelic being, and it may be that angels took orders from him as the chief administrator under God. Remember in Ezekiel God made him the anointed cherub that covereth, Ezekiel 28:14 “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.” If such is the case then angels would recognize that orders that came from him came directly from God. He may be saying, “I will usurp God’s rule over all angels.” 3. “I will sit on the mount of assembly.” According to Isaiah 2:2 and Psalm 48:1-2, the mount of assembly is the center of God’s kingdom rule. Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. Psalms 48:1-2 “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King“. It appears to be associated with Messiah’s earthly rule from Jerusalem. Satan would also, then, seek to rule over all human affairs, usurping the place of Messiah. 4. “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds.” Lucifer is not talking about the clouds we view in the sky on a daily basis. Isaiah’s pattern helps us to understand the figurative use of clouds. Stars refer to angels, mount to a place of rule, now clouds are associated with the glory of God. There is a connection of clouds with God in Exodus 13:21; 40:34; Job 37:15-16; Matthew 26:64; Revelation14:14-16.) Lucifer had in him a great glory that reflected his Creator. Now he desired a glory equal to or above God’s glory. 5. “I will make myself like the Most High.” This is the climax of all self-assertion and defiance of God! Why did Lucifer choose this title among all the titles of God? Because it refers to God as the “possessor of heaven and earth” Genesis 14:18-19 ...“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:” Satan did not want to be unlike God. He respected God’s power and authority, and he wanted it for himself. He would usurp God’s authority rather than be submissive to it, for no one can be like God and still let God be God; for there is none like Him. God said in “ Isaiah 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. Isaiah 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. Isaiah 45:5-6 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. Certainly Ezekiel 12 and Isaiah 14 give us insight as to Lucifer’s original privileged position as the greatest of all angels. His self-occupation and self-promotion were a deliberate attempt to overthrow God. As a result, he was banished from Heaven, and in his fall he took many angels, as much as a third are recorded in Revelations 12:4. So Lucifer had a beautiful beginning until iniquity was found in him. 1 John3:8 says “...the devil sinneth from the beginning…”. Upon losing his position with God and being cast down forever from heaven to the earth; Satan has had one mission….. Revenge! He was on earth waiting for Adam to get there. Waiting to start his journey of revenge against his arch enemy…God! Satan wants the sound that creates. Satan as all the jewels of the breastplate in the ephod except the third row. The Liguria the Agate and the Amethyst. So exactly what is it that Satan is missing. What does the third row represent? The top row, the Sardius, the Topaz and the Carbuncle. This row represented to us the Overcomer as they relate TO the Lord who dwells on the Throne of Glory. The relationship is based from the Overcomer on earth to God in Heaven. The second row, the Turquoise Emerald, the Sapphire and the Diamond. This row represented to us the Overcomer as they relate to being the fulfillment of hope for fallen creation and for the Lord who would complete His creation. The Overcomer here is seen as a corporate son of God who is a mediator between God and man and man and God. Both God and mankind finds the Overcoming “Troop” as intercessors for both God’s part and man’s part as relates to restoration. They are in the realm of the “air” between God and Man and are intercessing for both. Both man and God are being reconciled. Now we have come to the third row. The Jacinth {Liguire}, the Agate and the Amethyst. This row will now show forth the Overcomer as coming FROM A SEATED POSITION IN THE THRONE OF GOD. They come forth TO the earth to bring the full hope and desire of all Nations into reality. They come FROM the Heavens. They were of the earth - earthy, but now they are of the Heaven’s - Heavenly. These are the Overcomers who have been made to sit together in Heavenly Places in Christ. Ephesians 2:6 The third row of stones, the Liguire, the Agate and the Amethyst are not found on the Ephod of Lucifer. It is during the course of these stones that we see “The Son of Perdition” not being saved by Christ. The fact that the Ephod of Lucifer does not have these stones becomes a tremendous promise to mankind and all of fallen creation for it means their complete deliverance and resurrection into the 3rd World. The World that God is about to create. We will see that there is nothing of the Lucifer spirit in mankind that will endure the display of the third row of stones, Lucifer will be consumed and destroyed as the ONLY thing in all of creation that Jesus will not save. Satan does not possess very stone. He does not has the power to Creat because he is not complete. Because right now he does not have the sound that creates. He does not have the authority to be in every place of your life. The three stones that are missing does not give him access to every area of your life. So that’s why his sound is distinctive from Gods. He cannot imitate God’s sound to the fullest because he does not possess all the jewels. But he does however have the power to cover. Our sister said on Tuesday night the lion crouches down and put his roar into the ground. But the Bible says that Satan goes around as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. So he’s putting his sound in the ground and he’s hoping that someone will hear it and be intimidated by it or mistake it for the sound of God. So how does he distract you from the sound. Where there are several ways that Satan is going to infiltrate the church and come against the kingdom of God. These are the things that he will use to come against you. First because of those jewels he has the ability to transform himself into an angel of light. We read 2 Cor 11 earlier. So that’s why if you don’t understand how God comes. How God sounds. How God moves. You will mistake the sound of the enemy for the sound of the most high God. That’s why God says my children know my voice and a stranger they will not follow. What is God’s voice, his voice is his word. Satan don’t possess all the stones. But because we have been grafted into Israel and Abrahams covenant with God. And we have Jesus and the Holy Ghost living inside of us. We possess the same creative power that God used when he said let there be. That’s why I God said death and life are in the power of the tongue. Because when you speak your voice has the same authority to create. The Devil knows he can’t create. He can only whisper in your ear. When he speaks its not death or life until you rehearse it out of your mouth. So he’s trying to get you listened to hear his sound that covers and turn it into a sound that creates. That’s why you have creating your own sound according to the word which brings life, he knows what you speak is creative. That’s why the devil puts his word to the ground. He’s imitating the sound of the tribe of Judah. He’s imitating the sound of the lion of the tribe of Judah. Because when people hear the sound of the Shofar, they know is about to be on. When the shofar blows. Everyone around knows that Israel is about to bring it. The children of God or about to bring it. And since we know that God is with them its an intimidating sound. But the devil cannot create anything. All he can do is imitate. So he has a sound that he puts in the ground but is missing the third row is authority from the seat of the throne of God. He is betting on you not knowing the difference between his sound and Gods.When Lucifer makes sound with his body he is not creating. He is merely manipulating what God created in him. That’s why you have to what do you have to be careful what music you listen two. What music, even Christian that you allow your children to listen to. Because the devil is a master manipulator of sound. He’s a imitator. He wants you to use your faith against you. He uses weapons you create with your mouth against you. He wants to you by faith, to turn his imitation into creation. So check the authority of the words spoken to you against the Word of God. Try the Spirit and see if it be of God. Someone with strong faith that is misguided is a powerful ally for the enemy. When the Shofar blows, its time for war. Will you hear the trumpet and the voice of God or will you hear thunder? Satan wants to infiltrate the church with a sound of imitation In Relation To the Nations Satan is “the god of this world” as stated in 2 Corinthians 4:4 …“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” He offered the nations to Christ in temptation. Jesus did not dispute the legitimacy of the offer, but refused to rebel against God in submitting to Satan method of obtaining rule. Satan uses his angels to influence the affairs of nations, particularly in their opposition to God’s program with Israel or with the church (Daniel 10:13, 20; Ephesians 6:12; 1 Thessalonians 2:18). He uses governmental authorities to hinder the spread of the gospel at home and abroad. During the tribulation period, Satan will actually direct the affairs of a ten-nation coalition through the man, the Antichrist. These ten rulers will give to the Antichrist their power (Revelation17:12-13) In Relation To the Unsaved Satan will attack them in two ways: Preventing the acceptance of truth and Promoting attraction to falsehood. He will do this by snatching away the gospel (Luke 8:12). Some who hear the gospel are prevented from understanding it, lest they believe and be saved; also by binding minds to the gospel (2 Corinthians 4:3-4. He causes a barrier to the gospel’s penetrating the mind with enlightenment concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment. As a result of Satan’s work the gospel sounds foolish and irrelevant to the perishing (1 Corinthians 1:18). Satan will introduce false religion (1 Timothy 4:1-3). Satan and his demons use men who knowingly or unknowing preach his lies. Either he promotes a salvation by human works, attractive to sinners who would bypass the Savior’s work of salvation; or he persuades them men that there is no need for salvation, only progress. Satan promotes a false lifestyle (1 John 2:15-17). Satan has captured attention and influenced moral behavior through the mass media’s promotion of illicit sex, pornography, homosexuality, and violence. Films, TV, videos, magazines, heavy metal, hip hop and satanic rock music are his effective tools for promoting his destructive propaganda. In Relation To the Christians Satan seeks to defeat believers in their individual and corporate life and service. The wise Christian does not dismiss this part of spiritual warfare as superstition. He or she will be aware of Satan’s tactics and guard against them (2 Corinthians 2:11). In Ephesians 6:10-18 we are told to put on the whole armor of God because the enemy is waging warfare against us. Ephesians 6:12 suggests that there is an order or rank of demons: 1. Principalities ARCHAS Chief rulers or beings of the highest rank, and order in Satan’s kingdom. Ephesians 1:21; Colossians 2:10 2. Powers EXOUSIAS Authorities, those who derive their power from and execute the will of the chief rulers. Colossians 2:10 3. Rulers KOSMOKRATOPAS World-rulers of the darkness of the age, the spirit-world rulers. Example in Daniel 10:13-21 4. Spiritual Wickedness PNEUMATIKA PONERIAS Spiritual wickedness, that of the wicked spirit of Satan in the heavenlies. Colossians 1:16-18 Satan tempts the believers by many methods: 1. He tempts the Christian to lie (Acts 5:3). Satan is the author of lies and tempts others to act against the church. To lie is to tell a falsehood in whole or in part for personal gain and to the loss or hurt of another. 2. He tempts the Christian to rely on human wisdom and strength (1 Chronicles 21:1-8; Matthew 16:21-23; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25). Satan knows he can defeat what is purely human, so he tempted David to have confidence in the numbers of soldiers, and he tempted Peter to resist the Lord in human wisdom. 3. He tempts the Christian to pride in spiritual matters (1 Timothy 3:6). The privilege of leadership in church has its perils. Any spiritual ability carries with it the danger of self-satisfaction and self-confidence that precludes God’s best blessing and affords Satan an opportunity. Satan infiltrates the church by: 1. False teachers (2 Corinthians 11:13-15, 2 Peter 2:1-19). Satan sends messengers disguised as messengers of light. They oppose true ministers and promote a legalistic form of religion. They can attract even sincere persons into false forms of Christianity and into the occult. John warns against “the completely open mind” policy by urging Christians to try spirits if they be of God in 1 John 4:1-4. 2. Through false disciples (Matthew 13:38-39). Tares first look like wheat, but as they grow, it is apparent that they are imposters. The presence and activity of false disciples hinder the work of the church and confuse the true nature of the church and the gospel for those on the outside. It all started back in Genesis. God has said in the word there is nothing new under sun. Meaning everything God created and was going to create was complete in those six days, all else is a copy of the original, be it good or bad. In Genesis Satan’s temptation was the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the pride of life. Every sin you’ll ever be tempted of will fall into one of those three categories. In Genesis Eve fell to the tactics of the enemy in the form of deception, doubt, and discouragement: Deception - Genesis 3:6 Satan succeeded in making Eve think sin is good, pleasant and desirable. The knowledge of good and evil seemed harmless. Our sins don’t always appear ugly to us and pleasant sins are the hardest to avoid. Doubt - Genesis 3:4-5 Satan made Eve question God’s goodness. He implied that God was strict, stingy and selfish for not wanting her to share His knowledge of good and evil. Satan also knew (so to speak) he could twist truth and prove God wrong when she didn‘t die physically. Eve didn’t understand the commandment, and when we don’t fully understand or comprehend the word of God the enemy can and will use it against you. Satan knows that when we operate in doubt we are fruitless and powerless Christians and can in turn be allies for him. Discouragement - Genesis 3:1-4 Satan makes you look at your problem rather than God. Satan made Eve forget all God had given her and Adam in the garden, (not to mention the daily walks and fellowship with him), and focus on the one thing she could not have. Being tempted is not the sin, we have not sinned until we give in to the temptation (James1:13-15, 4:7). I leave you with this scripture: John 12:23-29 KJVS [23] And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. [24] Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. [25] He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. [26] If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. [27] Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. [28] Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying , I have both glorified it , and will glorify it again. [29] The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it , said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. 

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